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Old 12-05-2009, 09:17 PM   #21
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What is the point of locking a firearm in a vehicle when you have a CCW?

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Old 12-05-2009, 09:49 PM   #22
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... To carry into a Post Office. How smart would it be to NOT lock it in the car if you are going into the PO to buy stamps, etc? How about picking your kid up at the bus station and you have to go inside... are you going to take that chance or are you going to carry regardless of the circumstances or the legality involved. You go ahead, but I am going to try to stay out of the Club Fed.

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Old 12-05-2009, 10:01 PM   #23
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... To carry into a Post Office. How smart would it be to NOT lock it in the car if you are going into the PO to buy stamps, etc? How about picking your kid up at the bus station and you have to go inside... are you going to take that chance or are you going to carry regardless of the circumstances or the legality involved. You go ahead, but I am going to try to stay out of the Club Fed.
You can buy stamps from any grocery store, or Walmart in the nation. I don't have any kids, but I couldn't figure out a reason why I would be picking my kid up at a bus station. Banking (yeah you didn't mention this), even when buying my home I didn't actually have to go into a bank to get the paperwork done.

In all my years of carrying concealed I have never had to leave my pistol in my vehicle because I was going someplace that I could not carry.
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As i stated befor i live in WA and we have had a few laws passed now outlawing CCW owners from carrying in parks and public places where theres a lot of people due to the fact that some guy with a CCW droped his gun when he got jumped in a park and it hit the ground and went off hitting some random person in the leg and a few weeks ago someone was eating at a mall food court(he had a CCW) and his holster broke and hi gun fell down his pants leg, hit the ground and shot him in the leg, so they are getting crazy about CC now. I have to keep my gun in my glove box when i drive because when i sit in my car(saturn redline) i have to sit on top of my gun if i want to wear it cuz i have the high side support seats and there is no room to push it down next to my seat. i have tryed every way of wearing my gun while siting in my car and i just cant do it, on top of that the only 2 places it will fit in my car is the glove box and my car door pocket which i dont want it banging around in there. In 5 years iv only HAD to pull it once and i was parked standing next to my car so thus far it has worked out good in my glove box, givin when i hit the bad parts of seattle i do pull it out and set it next to my e-brake

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Old 12-06-2009, 01:58 PM   #25
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Get real. Here are just a couple of occasions I found it inconvenient to carry concealed.

1. County court house for jury duty.

2. Post Office to buy MO to pay for gun.

3. Bus station to pick up grand kid and luggage.

4. Federal Court House to testify in civil suit.

5. Airport to get on airplane.

6. VA Hospital for medical treatment.

7. Main Street Pub, 65th birthday party.

8. Isle of Capri Casino to play poker.

9. Local spa. (Hard to carry concealed in the pool.)

Either your life revolves around your CCW or you don't care about the law. If that is the case, why did you bother to get a CCW in the first place?
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Get real. Here are just a couple of occasions I found it inconvenient to carry concealed.

1. County court house for jury duty.

2. Post Office to buy MO to pay for gun.

3. Bus station to pick up grand kid and luggage.

4. Federal Court House to testify in civil suit.

5. Airport to get on airplane.

6. VA Hospital for medical treatment.

7. Main Street Pub, 65th birthday party.

8. Isle of Capri Casino to play poker.

9. Local spa. (Hard to carry concealed in the pool.)

Either your life revolves around your CCW or you don't care about the law. If that is the case, why did you bother to get a CCW in the first place?
No, my life doesn't revolve around CCW, and I do obey the law. But if I am going to the airport I wouldn't be leaving my carry in my truck, locked or unlocked. If I do go to the bar, the gun stays at home. Same with the hospital.

Don't get me wrong. I do commend those who think of locking their guns up in their cars. I just dont see a need to leave a gun in my car.
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I have a gun that stays in the car (a Glock 23). It is not my carry gun, but I have sometimes carried it in a Blade Tech paddle holster. This gun stays in the car 24-7 with a spare magazine, a flashlight, and a knife. No fancy alarms or gun locks, just in the glove box.

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I choose to have a secure box in my vehicle for the times when I have to go into a posted business/restricted zone during the course of my daily travels.
The lock box is there to help prevent loosing my weapon if my vehicle is broken into while I'm in a restricted zone. While a criminal is not concerned with the law, I enjoy the ability to legally carry a concealed firearm and would not enjoy having that removed from me, or having my weapon stolen during a simple smash and grab while I'm in a government building, BMV, etc.

I consider my personal protection of very high importance and when I leave my home, minus certain circumstances(having a drink) I leave armed.

Everyone is different and a lock box is not an end all beat all solution to leaving a weapon in a vehicle if you have to do so, however they are fairly inexpensive if a person so chooses that option. Bought mine for $40 and it is TSA compliant if I wish to take my weapon with me when I fly to other states.

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A lot of times I will leave a gun locked up in my glovebox. If I want to carry I just take it with me. If I do not, such as when I go to places that it is illegal, then I leave it in the glovebox. I have other guns in my house so no need to bring it inside.

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I would say that if you plan to drink, you should plan not to carry. Just to be safe. If you drink enough, you may be impaired enough to not have the performance you need to use your gun.

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